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W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson

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Sasa rubrovaginata

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 150 cm long; 5–6 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; hollow; 10–17 cm long; glaucous; distally mealy. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Bud complement 1. Branch complement one; solitary. Culm-sheaths persistent; 6–8 cm long; 0.5 length of internode; coriaceous; red, or purple; hispid; hairy at the base; without auricles; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule 0.3 mm high. Leaves 5–6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths reticulately veined; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; 1 mm long; dark. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or elliptic; 17–26 cm long; 35–60 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 18–20 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Hu 2001.

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